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1 Corinthians 7:24-34 (New International Version)

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24 Brothers, each man, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation God called him to.1 25 Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord,2 but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy3 is trustworthy. 26 Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are.4 27 Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife.5 28 But if you do marry, you have not sinned;6 and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this. 29 What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short.7 From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; 30 those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.8 32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord's affairs9--how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world--how he can please his wife-- 34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit.10 But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world--how she can please her husband.
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